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Paolo Nicolai:
 
Paolo Nicolai
Italy  
  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: FIVB
Birth Date August 6, 1988 (29 years old)
Home Town Ortona
Resides Ortona
Height 6'8"
  Best Finish Winnings
International 1st (5 times) $423,163
   FIVB 1st (3 times) $423,163
   FIVB AGWC 1st (2 times) $0
Europe 1st (3 times) 39,575
   CEV 1st (3 times) 39,575
   CEV Jr/Youth 3rd (2 times) 0
Overall 1st (8 times) $481,278
 
Bio Bits

Nicolai has teamed Francesco Giontellato claimed SWATCH-FIVB World Championship medals in 2006 and 2007 for players under the age of 21.  At the 2006 worlds for players under the age of 19 in Bermunda, Nicolai and Giontella placed second after losing the finale to Germany's Jonathan Erdmann amd Marvin Klass.  Earlier in 2006, Nicolai and Filippo Belcecchi had placed 29th at the U21s in Myslowice, Poland.  At the 2007 worlds for players under the age of 21 at Modena, Italy, Nicolai and Giontella captured the gold medal by defeating Adrian Gavira and Alejandro Rojas of Spain in the finale.
 
 
Awards
 
  • FIVB Best Blocker 2016
  • FIVB Best Offensive Player 2014
  • FIVB Most Improved Player 2012
 
Career Summary
 
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 41st
2006 FIVB AGWC 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2007 FIVB AGWC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 FIVB AGWC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 FIVB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $7,550.00 290.0 122nd 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
2009 FIVB 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 $16,725.00 600.0 63rd 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
2010 FIVB 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $13,450.00 470.0 72nd 0 6 0 2 0 0 0
2011 FIVB 12 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 $31,750.00 1,237.0 37th 0 2 0 1 0 2 1
2012 FIVB 9 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 $45,550.00 1,390.0 22nd 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
2013 FIVB 12 0 1 3 0 0 0 7 $56,600.00 2,795.0 9th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 FIVB 9 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 $93,500.00 2,070.0 14th 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 41st
2015 FIVB 11 0 0 1 0 3 0 5 $58,000.00 1,860.0 24th 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
2016 FIVB 10 1 3 0 0 2 0 1 $35,287.50 1,560.0 47th 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
2017 FIVB 9 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 $64,750.00 1,720.0 9th 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  95
(102nd)
5
(40th)
9 8 2 9 2 22 $423,162.50
(46th)
13,992.0   2 23 0 9 1 2 1
 
Europe
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 41st
2007 CEV Jr/Youth 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 40.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 CEV 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 900.00 150.0   0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2009 CEV 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2,675.00 490.0   1 0 2 0 0 0 0
2010 CEV Jr/Youth 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 160.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 CEV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 250.00 40.0   0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2013 CEV 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3,500.00 175.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 CEV 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10,000.00 250.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 CEV 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2,250.00 232.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 CEV 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10,000.00 250.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 CEV 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10,000.00 300.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  16
(144th)
3
(26th)
0 2 2 1 0 3 39,575.00
(22nd)
2,087.0   1 0 3 1 0 0 0
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  111
(184th)
8
(85th)
9 10 4 10 2 25 $481,278.39
(72nd)
16,079.0   3 23 3 10 1 2 1
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 9/9/2007 FIVB AGWC Modena Francesco Giontella 6  
2 9/7/2008 FIVB AGWC Brighton Francesco Giontella 2  
3 4/26/2014 FIVB Fuzhou Daniele Lupo 7 $5,500
4 5/3/2014 FIVB Shanghai Daniele Lupo 7 $28,500
5 6/8/2014 CEV Cagliari Daniele Lupo 3 10,000
6 5/8/2016 FIVB Sochi Daniele Lupo 9 $5,500
7 6/5/2016 CEV Biel Daniele Lupo 6 10,000
8 8/20/2017 CEV Jurmala Daniele Lupo 2 10,000
 

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